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Five star qualmark recognition for luxury apartments in Paihia

- 19/11/04

Sanctuary Palms, based in Northland at Paihia, has received a five star Qualmark rating in the category 'self contained & serviced'. The five star rating stands for 'Exceptional. Among the best available in New Zealand'


Sanctuary Palms
Sanctuary Palms

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Sanctuary Palms contains three apartments each with their own individual character: The Moulin Rouge Suite, the Pacifika Suite and the Waterfall Suite.

The first thing you will notice upon entering the Moulin Rouge Suite are the original artworks by Kate Watson. All the paintings have musical and Moulin Rouge style themes and emphasise the atmosphere of the apartment.The apartment style is described as "sophisticated elegance with a contemporary license".

The Moulin Rouge suite features a spacious lounge with elegant comfortable couches and seats, library and music corner, dining area and fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances.


The Moulin Rouge lounge and kitchen
The Moulin Rouge lounge and kitchen

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The separate bedroom has a king sized sleigh bed with high quality cotton bed linen and feather pillows. The bathroom features the Sanctuary Palms signature spa bath, candles and bathrobes.


The Mouline Rouge bedroom
The Mouline Rouge bedroom

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In Northland there are only five properties with a Qualmark five star rating in the 'self contained & serviced` grouping. Qualmark is New Zealand tourism's official assurance agency. It provides the only internationally recognised, independent assessment of tourism products and services in New Zealand. Qualmark looks thoroughly at a business before it gives a rating. Areas that are assessed are buildings, grounds, gardens, parking, interior décor, furniture and fittings. Other areas they look at are cleanliness, service and hospitality, safety and security, customer satisfaction and overall business practices.

Owners Rob and Raewyn Wilson are proud of their achievement: "It's been a year now since we opened Sanctuary Palms, and it has been a busy year. We've had lots of guests staying, we built a new office, added another waterfall, and altered the driveway to secure easier access to the three apartments. We are over the moon that our efforts have been rewarded with the five stars."

Comments in the guestbook back the qualmark rating:
"Exquisite, won't be able to recommend highly enough" - Cecilia & Darren Johnson, Australia.
"Luxury at its best" - Mark & Tracy Weber, England.
"Brad didn't want to leave. In fact he might be still here. Check the cupboards...." - Linda & Brad Hazzard, Honululu.


View from Sanctuary Palms
View from Sanctuary Palms

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Sanctuary Palms is situated at 31 Bayview Road, Paihia. Rates are $300 per night for two guests. This includes a welcome basket with breakfast goodies, fruit and chocolate.

More information is available from the website
www.sanctuarypalms.co.nz



 
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